Individuals’ conceptions of COVID-19 pandemic through metaphor analysis

Gök A., KARA A.

Current Psychology, vol.41, no.1, pp.449-458, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12144-021-01506-z
  • Journal Name: Current Psychology
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, BIOSIS, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.449-458
  • Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, Metaphor, Anxiety, Risk, Faith
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC part of Springer Nature.The main purpose of the current study is to investigate the perceptions of individuals’ living in Turkey during the COVID-19 pandemic through metaphor analysis. The current study employed the descriptive phenomenological design, one of the qualitative research methods. A total of 210 individuals living in Turkey (114 females (68.6%) and 66 males (31.4%)) participated in the current study through an online questionnaire on a voluntary basis. As the data collection tool, the online questionnaire form developed by the researchers was used. The collected data were analyzed within the framework of five-stage metaphor analysis. As a result of the analysis, a total of seven metaphor categories called being restricted, restlessness, uncertainty/obscurity, deadly/dangerous, struggling, faith/destiny, and supernatural were obtained. These categories were subsumed under three themes called “anxiety/concern, risk, and faith”.